• OU football: Sooners in final 5 for top defensive end Keisean Lucier-South

    Published: Mon, Jul 28, 2014

    Defensive end Keisean Lucier-South of Orange, Calif., has Oklahoma in his final five schools, according to ESPN.com. Lucier-South (6-foot-5, 218 pounds), the No. 28 overall recruit in the ESPN 300 for the Class of 2015, has narrowed his list to OU, Florida, Michigan, Oregon and UCLA. Lucier-South has consistently mentioned OU, Florida and Oregon as favorites, according to Erik McKinney of ESPN.com. Lucier-South says he plans to visit all five schools. Lucier-South is rated as the No. 6 defensive end nationally by ESPN, and is the No. 2 DE and a four-star prospect according to Rivals.com. In addition to his top five, he has offers from Alabama, USC, Texas, Florida State, LSU and Notre Dame, among others.

  • Super 30: Lawton's Jalin Barnett defies the stereotypes

    BY RYAN ABER | Published: Fri, Jul 25, 2014

    Highly recruited offensive lineman isn’t slow, and is an honor student to boot.

  • OU freshman Joe Mixon involved in altercation in Norman

    jason kersey and andrew knittle | Updated: Fri, Jul 25, 2014

    NORMAN — Norman Police and the University of Oklahoma athletics department are investigating an alleged assault near the OU campus involving a Sooner football player. Norman police responded to the incident at Pickleman’s Gourmet Cafe in Norman just after 2:30 a.m. Friday morning. No arrests were made. The police report doesn't name the player or players involved. An OU athletics spokesman said the department is aware of the situation and is conducting its own internal investigation. This story will be updated as more information becomes available.

  • High school notebook: Douglass' Dameko Doddles commits to Wyoming

    BY JACOB UNRUH | Published: Wed, Jul 23, 2014

    Douglass’ Dameko Doddles verbally committed to Wyoming on Wednesday, Trojans coach Willis Alexander told The Oklahoman. Doddles is ranked No. 24 on The Oklahoman’s Super 30, and his lone scholarship offer came from the Cowboys. It is unclear whether Doddles will play receiver or safety at Wyoming after excelling during his junior season at both positions for Douglass. He caught five touchdown passes and also rushed for one, while totaling 49 tackles and two interceptions to lead the Trojans to the Class 4A semifinals. Doddles becomes the latest Oklahoma standout to commit to a Division I university after Broken Arrow’s Markale Moses verbally committed to Army earlier this week. Verbal commitments are

  • Super 30: Jenks defensive tackle Marquise Overton ready to become the latest Trojan-turned-Sooner

    By Jason Kersey | Published: Wed, Jul 23, 2014

    Jenks four-star defensive tackle Marquise Overton is ranked No. 4 on The Oklahoman’s Super 30 list of the state’s top college football prospects. With Overton’s Jan. 3 commitment, Oklahoma is set to sign a Jenks player for the fourth straight season and the fifth time in seven years.

  • Oklahoma football: Sooners get commitment from defensive end Kenneth Mann

    Ryan Aber | Published: Wed, Jul 23, 2014

    NORMAN — Oklahoma’s recruiting momentum continued Wednesday when defensive end Kenneth Mann committed to the Sooners. OU has now received two defensive line commitments in three days and picked up five overall commitments in the past two months. Mann (6-foot-4, 240 pounds) is rated as a two-star recruit by Rivals.com and had offers that included Oklahoma State, Kansas State, Iowa, Wake Forest and Cal among others. The commitment was first reported by TheFootballBrainiacs.com. The Burleson, Texas, product received an offer from the Sooners last week and committed during a visit to Norman. Mann is the Sooners’ ninth commitment overall, the third on the defensive line and the sixth from Texas.

  • Oklahoma gets commitment from 2015 defensive tackle Tyrell Jacobs

    Ryan Aber | Published: Mon, Jul 21, 2014

    #kennercitystandup them children in my section gone love that pic.twitter.com/Wpy86fIZYr — Tyrell Jacobs (@tyrelljacobs98) July 21, 2014 Defensive tackle Tyrell Jacobs of Metairie (La.) Rummel High committed to Oklahoma on Monday. Jacobs posted his commitment on Twitter. Jacobs (6-foot-4, 260 pounds) had offers that includes Arizona State, Kansas State, Louisville, Mississippi State and Tennessee. He’s […]

  • Super 30: Akylen Mayfield gives Tulsa Edison flexibility - and a dangerous weapon when he gets the ball

    By Jonathan Greco, Staff Writer | Published: Thu, Jul 10, 2014

    The 6-foot-4, 215-pound senior, who has an offer from Arkansas State, can play almost any skill position. During his junior season, he lined up at quarterback, wide receiver, running back and cornerback.

  • OSU football: Cowboys get commitment from LB Za’Carrius Green

    Cody Stavenhagen | Published: Fri, Jun 20, 2014

    Oklahoma State got its eighth commitment of the 2015 class on Friday in Duncanville, Texas linebacker Za’Carrius Green, according to a report from GoPokes.com. Scout.com ranks Green as a three-star prospect. At 5 feet 11 inches and 190 pounds, Green could also play safety in college. Green was an all-district performer for Duncanville High School […]

  • Oklahoma football: Sooners get commitment from guard Dominique Hearne

    ryan aber | Published: Thu, Jun 12, 2014

    NORMAN — Oklahoma’s strong June recruiting push continued Thursday when the Sooners picked up a commitment from guard Dominique Hearne. Hearne (6-foot-3, 288 pounds) announced his commitment on Twitter. The three-star prospect is the third commitment in the last nine days for the Sooners. All three are from Texas. Hearne is from Lancaster, Texas. The school is already well-represented on OU’s roster, with alums Quentin Hayes and Dakota Austin playing for the Sooners. While Hearne didn’t go through drills during the Sooners’ camp over the weekend, he came to Norman to get a feel for the coaches and players. He is the seventh commitment for the 2015 class for the Sooners.

  • High schools: Westmoore's Destinie Lookout took game to a new level

    By Jacob Unruh | Published: Sun, Jun 8, 2014

    This season, she had a batting average mostly seen in video games at .732, while hitting 31 home runs and driving in 86 to earn The Oklahoman’s All-City Player of the Year honors.

  • OU football: Sooners get commitment from 4-star cornerback P.J. Mbanasor

    BY RYAN ABER, Staff Writer, raber@opubco.com | Published: Tue, Jun 3, 2014

    NORMAN — Pflugerville (Texas) Hendrickson has once again proven fruitful for Oklahoma football. Four-star cornerback P.J. Mbanasor committed to the Sooners on Tuesday, becoming OU’s fifth commit for the 2015 class. The former TCU commit announced his decision on Twitter, posting “Let’s gooooo! I’m done! #BlessedBoomer.” He chose the Sooners over a final group that included six other schools—Florida, LSU, Michigan State, Nebraska, Notre Dame and Ohio State. Mbanasor (6-foot-1, 180 pounds) is the second Hendrickson player to commit to the Sooners in as many years. Running back Samaje Perine committed to the Sooners in March 2013 and signed with the Sooners in February. Mbanasor is the No. 232

  • Casady's Josh Wariboko-Alali enjoying recruiting process

    BY JACOB UNRUH | Updated: Sun, May 25, 2014

    After de-committing in April from his verbal commitment to Oklahoma, the 6-foot-3, 310-pound offensive lineman said the Sooners are still in the mix but he will have a better idea of his top choices after making official visits.

  • Norman North QB and OSU commitment John Kolar focused on improving footwork

    BY SCOTT WRIGHT | Updated: Sun, May 25, 2014

    Last September, John Kolar was showing his athletic ability while establishing himself as a valuable wide receiver in the Norman North offense. Then quarterback David Cornwell got hurt and Kolar got to show off a whole different set of skills. The 6-foot-4, 190-pound Kolar jumped right in, completing 64.9 percent of his passes for 1,675 yards with 15 touchdowns and just two interceptions. By late February, he was verbally committed to Oklahoma State. Now he’s spending his spring working to polish the tools that will benefit him both at Norman North and eventually with the Cowboys. “My main focus from last year to this year is my footwork,” Kolar said. “I’m working on my drops, and getting my

  • Millwood's Josh Little explodes onto recruiting scene

    Updated: Sun, May 25, 2014

    Two weeks ago, Millwood defensive end Josh Little was just another promising prospect hoping Division I colleges would take notice. Now, he needs both hands to count all his D-I offers. And the 6-foot-4, 230-pound senior is compiling an impressive list of suitors. “It’s just a matter of people starting to see what we see,” Millwood coach Darwin Franklin said. “We’ve been telling him it’s a process and it takes time. “He’s 6-4 now, and when people see 6-3 or 6-4 on a prospectus sheet, they don’t really believe it. But when they see it for themselves, it changes things.” Little received seven offers in a five-day span, with the likes of Purdue, Washington State and Tulsa leading the list.

  • Speed makes difference for Memorial’s Robert Charlton

    By Scott Wright | Updated: Sun, May 25, 2014

    As players mature, develop and train, they’re going to get faster. But elite speed rarely blossoms out of hard work. Either you have it or you don’t. That’s what makes prospects such as Edmond Memorial cornerback Robert Charlton a valuable commodity on the recruiting scene. Charlton’s stock rose during the spring as he showed off his impressive speed on the track. He ran the fastest 100-meter time in Class 6A at 10.58 seconds and finished second at state in the event. But the 5-foot-10, 170-pounder’s speed translates to the football field, too, where he had 70 tackles — a lofty number for a cornerback — during his junior season.

  • Oklahoman Super 30 list of the state's top high school football recruits

    By Scott Wright and Jacob Unruh | Published: Sun, May 25, 2014

    Here’s a look at our updated Super 30 as of Monday, May 26.

  • High school notebook: Putnam City North's Brett McGee resigns

    By Scott Wright and Jacob Unruh | Published: Sun, May 18, 2014

    Fresh off guiding Putnam North to the Class 6A girls basketball state tournament, coach Brett McGee has resigned. McGee said he is pursuing other career opportunities.

  • Oklahoma football: Sooners get commitment from kicker Austin Seibert

    BY JASON KERSEY | Published: Fri, May 9, 2014

    Austin Seibert is ranked as the nation’s No. 1 kicker — and the No. 2 punter — in the 2015 recruiting class by Kohl’s kicking camps.

  • Sooners officially announce signing of JUCO G Dinjiyl Walker

    Ryan Aber | Published: Fri, May 2, 2014

    Oklahoma men’s basketball coach Lon Kruger announced the signing of junior college combo guard Dinjiyl Walker on Friday, a day after Walker announced his decision to sign with the school.